2017 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships

The 2017 Victorian Schools Cycling Championships will be held at Bendigo with the MTB Final on Saturday 21 October and the Road Race on Sunday 22 October, information about the whole VSCC Series can be found at the Cycling Victoria website.  This is a great opportunity to try a bigger race which is still targeted appropriately for different ages.  We hope to have lots of Alpine Cycling Club members racing at the VSCC, for more information email jennycorser@alpinecyclingclub.com.au.

Alpine Cycling Club CyclePath – 2017/18 Junior MTB Race Series

The 2017/18 Junior MTB Race series kicks off again on Saturday 11 November with an XCO style race on Roger Packham and Rotary Pines tracks.

 

  • Saturday 11 November 2017 – XCO – Roger Packham / Rotary Pines
  • Saturday 16 December 2017 – Enduro – Mystic Landing Paddock
  • Saturday 20 January 2018 – XCO – TBC
  • Saturday 17 February 2018 – XCO – Beechworth
  • Saturday 3 March 2018 – Gravity Enduro – Grevids & Gorilla Warfare
  • Saturday 24 March 2018 – XCO – Mystic Landing Paddock (stay for celebration BBQ and presentations)

 

The Junior MTB Race Series is a great way for junior riders of all abilities to have a go at racing in a fun and friendly atmosphere; courses are set to be suitable to different age groups and whilst some will be racing to beat their mates, others will be there just to have a go and maybe win a lollipop.

 

For the second year, one of the races will be held at the Beechworth MTB Park, a great opportunity for Alpine riders to ride different tracks.  All juniors are welcome to race our series, and we are always happy to have visitors come along to our events.

 

Series prizes are sponsored by CyclePath Bright.  Registration is $10 per race or $40 for the series of six races, online registration is preferred at

Junior Race Series Registration 

*all racers must have current MTBA membership or purchase a day licence.

Junior Development Day

Saturday 28 October 2017 at Alpine Cycling Club Rooms, Coronation Avenue, Bright.
A great opportunity for juniors of all abilities to have a fun day, learning some new skills with qualified coaches, tricks, playing MTB games and fun races.

6 years old and under $10

Over 6 years $15
Plus $7 for MTBA Day licence if you do not have current MTBA licence.

Tuesday Night Junior MTB Rides

Come along to Junior MTB Club sign up day on Tuesday 17 October 2017 from 4.30 – 5.30pm.
Rides start on Tuesday 24 October 2017 – riding away at 4.30pm.
The Tuesday rides are a great social ride for junior riders of all abilities. There are regularly over 80 kids from 4 – 15 riding each week so please have your kids at the Alpine Cycling Club in their group ready to ride away at 4.30pm during Terms 4 and 1. Junior MTB Club rides do not run during Term 3.
Ride groups are based on age, ability, fitness, friendships and riding interests, it is important that kids ride with their designated groups so that we can keep track of everyone and maintain ratios.
Our aim is to keep the group sizes at 8-10 junior riders with one or two leaders so we always need extra adults to help out on our rides – if you are interested in helping out, please email jennycorser@alpinecyclingclub for details. Ride supervisor information can be found here.
To come along to the Tuesday rides your child will need to be a member of Alpine Cycling Club ($10) and join MTBA. MTBA has an 8 week free trial membership so you can come along for a few weeks before you sign up permanently. When you send your membership details to Jenny Corser you will go on the mailing list to receive all junior related news and event information and your child will receive their personalised name plate – please make sure that emergency contact details are written on the back side of the plate.
All children must carry a drink bottle or small backpack with water and wear close toed shoes for all riding activities.
Please make sure that your child’s bike is in good working condition every time they ride, simple things your child can do every week are to check their tyre pressure, clean and lube their chain, check that brakes and gears are working and make sure there are no loose bits.
Information about cancellations or changes to the program will be emailed to junior club families and posted on Bright Cyclists and Alpine Cycling Club Facebook pages.

2017 Junior Athlete Awards

Alpine Cycling Club wish to recognise the efforts and aspirations of our young members.

The Alpine Cycling Club Junior Athlete Award will support one junior rider each year to further their    cycling goals in any discipline of the sport.

The rider who is granted the Award will not necessarily be the best rider but one who demonstrates good sporting behavior, enthusiasm and commitment to the sport.

The Award will support a rider up to the sum of $1000 and may include the following:

  • Membership of peak body (MTBA or Cycling Australia)
  • Club Kit
  • Up to $500 for professional coaching or skills development
  • Up to $200 for entry to races
  • CyclePath Bright will also donate 4 bike services plus parts to the value of $250 over the 12 month period

Expenses will be paid by the club or reimbursed to the athlete – athletes will not be given a lump sum of cash.

The Award will not be used for purchase of bikes or equipment.

The athlete will commit to

  • demonstrating good sporting behavior and being a positive role model to other junior riders
  • wearing club kit at races
  • liaising with Award coordinator about a program of events to be undertaken
  • representing the club in a minimum of two state or national level events ie. Victorian Schools Cycling Championships (VSCC) ; National Championships; National Series; Victorian Championships; or Victorian Series in the discipline of their choice
  • participate in at least four additional races in the discipline of their choice
  • submit reports and photos of their activities on Bright Cyclist and Alpine Cycling Club Facebook page and for publication in the Club’s newsletter and website.
  • be featured in media promoting the ACC and the Award program.

To be eligible for the award you should:

  • be a member of Alpine Cycling Club
  • be aged 13 – 18 years
  • live within Bright and surrounds (including Porepunkah, Harrietville, Wandiligong)
  • have been riding in your chosen discipline for at least 2 years
  • present your goals and plans for your riding future
  • demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the sport of cycling
  • not already receive sponsorship to pursue your riding goals

Applications open on 1 May 2017 and close on 1 July 2017 – the winner will be announced at Alpine Cycling Club Annual General Meeting at the end of July.

Each application will be considered by the Executive Committee Alpine Cycling Club.  For more information, or to apply using the attached application form, email jennycorser@alpinecyclingclub.com.au

Mystic Trail Network on TrailForks

Hi everyone,
Hope you’ve had a good week. Lately the mtb committee has been working on adding all our trail network to Trailforks, an online trail map and information app. It’s the largest trail app on the planet and it’s free! We are hopeful this will assist members and visitors navigate around the park while also providing a wealth of additional info. It’s really comprehensive and the more we delve the more great features we discover. It’s even got a real easy way to donate to park maintenance and new trail construction. Follow the link above to check it out.
We believe it will also assist with our maintenance management greatly as it provides a simple way for anyone to leave a trail condition rating and/or comments re any issues on trail and has some terrific reporting ability. Pics and video can also be uploaded by anyone and loops can be added too. And simply using the app provides us with  good data re how often and when individual trails are ridden so among other things we know where and when trails need to be inspected to confirm any outstanding maintenance issues. Using the app in conjunction with Strava provides even more useful data. These measures will also enable us to make sure of compliance with key partners (ACP, Shire, HVP, community) reporting requirements and insurers policies, to maintain protection for our all riders and volunteers.
Please note we still have some work to do inputting more data and detail but the app really shows it’s worth as more users engage with it and utilise it’s features. You’ll notice some holes re trail descriptions and perhaps even identify some errors. If so either change/correct it yourself or let us know and we will! (trails@alpinecyclingclub.com.au).